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A

Rafael Abalos
Grimpow: The Invisible Road

Peter Ackroyd
The Lambs of London

Anita Amirrezvani
The Blood of Flowers

Dennis Lee Anderson
Arthur, King

Malcolm Archibald
Whales for the Wizard

Larita Arnold
The Fastest Ship

Margaret Atwood
Alias Grace

Bernardo Atxaga
The Lone Man

Jane Austen & Seth Grahame-Smith
Pride & Prejudice & Zombies

Lynn Austin
Candle in the Darkness

Avi
The Man Who Was Poe
The True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle

Michael Aye
The Reaper
HMS SeaWolf



B

Kage Baker
Or Else My Lady Keeps the Key

David Beasley
Sarah's Journey

Vanora Bennett
Portrait of an Unknown Woman

Linda Berdoll
Mr Darcy Takes a Wife

Jen Black
The Banners of Alba

Julia Blackburn
The Leper's Companions

David Blixt
Colossus: Stone & Steel
Star-Cross'd #1: The Master of Verona
Star-Cross'd #2: Voice of the Falconer
Star-Cross'd #3: Fortune's Fool

Robert Bloch
The Night of the Ripper

Joseph Boyden
Three Day Road

Marion Zimmer Bradley
The Firebrand
The Mists of Avalon
Priestess of Avalon, with Diana Paxson

Gillian Bradshaw
Hawk of May
Kingdom of Summer
In Winter's Shadow
The Sand-Reckoner
The Wolf Hunt

Sybil G. Brinton
Old Friends & New Fancies: The Imaginary Sequel to the Novels of Jane Austen

David S. Brody
Cabal of the Westford Knight: Templars at the Newport Tower

Amy Belding Brown
Flight of the Sparrow

Steven Brust & Emma Bull
Freedom & Necessity

Lois McMaster Bujold
The Spirit Ring

Emma Bull & Steven Brust
Freedom & Necessity

Marguerite Butler
Death by Scandal
The Mad Hatterlys #1: Compromising Prudence
The Mad Hatterlys #2: Becoming Mr. Brooking
The Mad Hatterlys #3: Civilizing Frances

C

Michael Cadnum
In a Dark Wood

Broos Campbell
Matty Graves #1: No Quarter
Matty Graves #2: The War of Knives
Matty Graves #3: Peter Wicked

Jack Campbell
The Last Full Measure

Mark C. Carnes, editor
Novel History: Historians & Novelists Confront America's Past

Donis Casey
Hell with the Lid Blown Off

Jack Cavanaugh
While Mortals Sleep

David Chacko
The Severan Prophecies

Tracy Chevalier
The Lady & the Unicorn

P.F. Chisholm
An Air of Treason

Catherine Christian
The Pendragon

Edward Chupack
Silver

Stephen Clarkson
Patriot's Reward

Jon Clinch
Finn

Judd Cole
Cheyenne #1: Arrow Keeper

Susan Cooper
Dawn of Fear
Victory

Bernard Cornwell
Stonehenge: 2000 B.C.

Donna Woolfolk Cross
Pope Joan

Kevin Crossley-Holland
Arthur, Book I: The Seeing Stone

Elizabeth Cunningham
Bright Dark Madonna
Daughter of the Shining Isles
Magdalen Rising
The Passion of Mary Magdalen

Sheldon Currie
The Glace Bay Miners' Museum

Leah R. Cutter
Paper Mage

D

Lindsey Davis
Two for the Lions

Maggie Davis
Winter Serpent

Annabel Davis-Goff
The Fox's Walk

Katherine Deauxville
The Amethyst Crown
Blood Red Roses

Debra Denson
Magician's Spell

Tatiana de Rosnay
Sarah's Key

Christie Dickason
The Firemaster's Mistress

Florence Ditlow
The Bakery Girls

Michael Dobbs
Churchill's Triumph

David Donachie
Nelson & Emma #1: On a Making Tide
Nelson & Emma #2: Tested by Fate
Nelson & Emma #3: Breaking the Line
The Privateersman Mysteries #1: The Devil's Own Luck
The Privateersman Mysteries #2: The Dying Trade
The Privateersman Mysteries #3: A Hanging Matter
The Privateersman Mysteries #4: An Element of Chance

Jennifer Donnelly
The Tea Rose
The Winter Rose

Emma Donoghue
Life Mask

Dave Duncan
The Alchemist's Apprentice



E

Randy Lee Eickhoff
The Destruction of the Inn
The Feast
The Raid
The Sorrows

Erica Eisdorfer
The Wet Nurse's Tale

Jack Engelhard
The Days of the Bitter End

Jennifer Cody Epstein
The Painter from Shanghai

Alfredo Jose Estrada
Welcome to Havana, Senor Hemingway



F

Eleanor Fairburn
The White Seahorse

Anthony R. Fanning
Natalie's Good Fortune

Sebastian Faulks
Birdsong

Charles Foran
Carolan's Farewell

C.S. Forester
Horatio Hornblower #1: Mr. Midshipman Hornblower
Horatio Hornblower #2: Lieutenant Hornblower
Horatio Hornblower #3: Hornblower & the Hotspur
Horatio Hornblower #4: Hornblower During the Crisis
Horatio Hornblower #5: Hornblower & the Atropos
Horatio Hornblower #6: Beat to Quarters
Horatio Hornblower #7: Ship of the Line
Horatio Hornblower #8: Flying Colours
Horatio Hornblower #9: Commodore Hornblower
Horatio Hornblower #10: Lord Hornblower
Horatio Hornblower #11: Admiral Hornblower in the West Indies

Jodie Forrest
The Rhymer & the Ravens



G

Diana Gabaldon
Outlander
Outlander #2: Dragonfly in Amber

George J. Galloway
The Powder Monkey

Louis Garafalo
The Sassamon Circle

Elizabeth Garrett
The Sweet Trade

Ginger Garrett
Chronicles of the Scribe #2: In the Arms of Immortals

Mary Gentle
1610: A Sundial in a Grave

Adele Geras
Voyage

Amitav Ghosh
The Glass Palace

Patricia Reilly Giff
Maggie's Door

Parke Godwin
Beloved Exile
Firelord
Robin & the King
Sherwood

William Goldman
The Silent Gondoliers

Winston Graham
Bella Poldark: A Novel of Cornwall, 1818-1820

Amanda Grange
Mr. Darcy's Diary



H

Joe Haldeman
Guardian

Barbara Hambly
The Emancipator's Wife

Cora Harrison
I was Jane Austen's Best Friend

Pauline Hayton
A Corporal's War: World War II Adventures of a Royal Engineer

Georgette Heyer
Behold, Here's Poison
Black Sheep
Devil's Cub
False Colours
Friday's Child
The Grand Sophy
An Infamous Army
Lady of Quality
Royal Escape
The Spanish Bride

David Wesley Hill
At Drake's Command

Donald Himelstein
Above Honor: Rachel's Story

Nancy Holder
Spirited

Cecelia Holland
The Angel & the Sword
The Kings in Winter

A.H. Holt
Blood Redemption
Kendrick
Riding Fence
Silver Creek

Mary Hooper
Petals in the Ashes

Kate Horsley
Confessions of a Pagan Nun

James D. Houston
Snow Mountain Passage

Katherine Howe
The Physick Book of Deliverance Dane

Seth Hunter
Nathan Peake #1: The Time of Terror
Nathan Peake #2: The Tide of War
Nathan Peake #3: The Price of Glory



J

Marie Jakober
The Black Chalice

Cary James
King & Raven

P.D. James
Death Comes to Pemberley

Kij Johnson
The Fox Woman

Okeyo A. Jumal
Spiritual Shackles



K

Jeanne Kalogridis
The Devil's Queen

Mark Keating
The Pirate Devlin

Alexander Kent
Richard Bolitho, Midshipman
Midshipman Bolitho & the Avenger
Band of Brothers
Stand into Danger
In Gallant Company
Sloop of War
To Glory We Steer
Command a King's Ship
Passage to Mutiny
With All Despatch
Form Line of Battle!
Enemy in Sight!
The Flag Captain
Signal -- Close Action!

S.K. Keogh
The Prodigal

Mary Robinette Kowal
Valour & Vanity

Ellen Kushner
Thomas the Rhymer



L

Mercedes Lackey
The Fire Rose

Elizabeth Laird
The Betrayal of Maggie Blair

Mary Lancaster
The Endless Exile

Joe R. Lansdale
Zeppelins West

Whitney LeBlanc
Shadows of the Blues

Harper Lee
To Kill a Mockingbird

J. Ardian Lee
Outlaw Sword
Sword of King James

Tanith Lee
Piratica

Peter Lerangis
Antarctica: Escape from Disaster

Tom Lewis
Pea Island Gold #1: Sunday's Child
Pea Island Gold #2: Hitler's Judas

John Richard Lindermuth
Schlussel's Woman
Watch the Hour

Morgan Llywelyn
Bard
Finn MacCool
1916
1921
1949: A Novel of the Irish Free State
The Wind from Hastings

McKendree R. Long
No Good Like It Is

Reyna Thera Lorele
The Archer King

Valya Dudycz Lupescu
The Silence of Trees

Valerie Rolfe Lupini
The Whistle

Annabel Lyon
The Golden Mean



M

George MacDonald
Malcolm

Steven E. Maffeo
The Perfect Wreck

Kevin Major
No Man's Land

David Malouf
Ransom

Frederick Marryat
Mr. Midshipman Easy

Valerie Martin
The Ghost of the Mary Celeste

William Martin
Harvard Yard

David Matheson
Red Thunder

Robin Maxwell
The Secret Diary of Anne Boleyn

Anne McCaffrey
Black Horses for the King

Mardi McConnochie
Coldwater

Ian McDowell
Mordred's Curse

Alice McGill
Molly Bannaky, illustrated by Chris K. Soentpiet

Nancy McKenzie
The Child Queen
The High Queen

Robin McKinley
The Outlaws of Sherwood

Janet McNaughton
An Earthly Knight

L.A. Meyer
Jacky Faber #1: Bloody Jack
Jacky Faber #2: Curse of the Blue Tattoo
Jacky Faber #3: Under the Jolly Roger
Jacky Faber #4: In the Belly of the Bloodhound
Jacky Faber #5: Mississippi Jack
Jacky Faber #6: My Bonny Light Horseman
Jacky Faber #7: Rapture of the Deep
Jacky Faber #8: The Wake of the Lorelei Lee
Jacky Faber #9: The Mark of the Golden Dragon
Jacky Faber #10: Viva Jacquelina!
Jacky Faber #11: Boston Jacky

Jonna L. Miller
Haunting for Time

Stuart W. Mirsky
The King of Vinland's Saga

Alexandra Monir
Timeless

Christopher Moore
Lamb: The Gospel According to Biff, Christ's Childhood Pal

Kate Mosse
Labyrinth

Andrew Motion
Silver: Return to Treasure Island

Abdelrahman Munif
Cities of Salt

Beverle Graves Myers
Whispers of Vivaldi: A Tito Amato Mystery



N

Donna Jo Napoli
Hush
Song of the Magdalene

Jan Needle
Sea Officer William Bentley #1: A Fine Boy for Killing
Sea Officer William Bentley #2: The Wicked Trade
Sea Officer William Bentley #3: The Spithead Nymph

James L. Nelson
Brethren of the Coast #1: The Guardship
Brethren of the Coast #2: The Blackbirder
Brethren of the Coast #3: The Pirate Round
The Confederate Navy #1: Glory in the Name
The Confederate Navy #2: Thieves of Mercy
The Only Life That Mattered
Revolution at Sea #1: By Force of Arms
Revolution at Sea #2: The Maddest Idea
Revolution at Sea #3: The Continental Risque
Revolution at Sea #4: Lords of the Ocean
Revolution at Sea #5: All the Brave Fellows

David Nevin
1812

Troy Nilsson
Shadow Stones of Hiroshima



O

Patrick O'Brian
• #1: Master & Commander
• #2: Post Captain
• #3: H.M.S. Surprise
• #4: The Mauritius Command
• #5: Desolation Island
• #6: The Fortune of War
• #7: The Surgeon's Mate
• #8: The Ionian Mission
• #10: The Far Side of the World
• #11: The Reverse of the Medal
• #12: The Letter of Marque
• #16: The Wine-Dark Sea
The Golden Ocean

Anne O'Brien
The Virgin Widow

Joseph O'Connor
Star of the Sea

Maggie O'Farrell
The Vanishing Act of Esme Lennox

Lauri Olsen
Pacific Bound: The Adventures of Lewis & Clark

Mark Andrew Olsen
The Assignment

James R. Olson
An Eagle Unchained

Caroline Coleman O'Neill
Loving Soren

Juilene Osborne-McKnight
Daughter of Ireland
I Am of Irelaunde: A Novel of Patrick & Osian



P

Janet Paisley
White Rose Rebel

Gary E. Parker
Highland Hopes

Janice Ward Parrish
The Sweet Smell of a Chinaberry Tree

Diana Patterson & Rita Turner
The Longest Journey

Eliot Pattison
Bone Rattler

Bill & Cindy Paul
Shadow of an Indian Star

Matthew Pearl
The Dante Club

Sharon Kay Penman
Dragon's Lair, A Medieval Mystery
Time & Chance
When Christ & His Saints Slept

Arturo Perez-Reverte
Captain Alatriste

David Pilling
John Swale Chronicles #1: Folville's Law
John Swale Chronicles #2: The King Stag
John Swale Chronicles #3: Exiles
John Swale Chronicles #4: Royal Favour
John Swale Chronicles #5: The Black Lion of Forbes
John Swale Chronicles #6: A Company of Thieves
John Swale Chronicles #7: The Pretender
John Swale Chronicles #8: The Wild Hunt
The John Swale Chronicles #9: John Crabbe

Dudley Pope
Nicholas Ramage #1: Ramage
Nicholas Ramage #2: Ramage & the Drumbeat
Nicholas Ramage #3: Ramage & the Freebooters
Nicholas Ramage #4: Governor Ramage R.N.
Nicholas Ramage #5: Ramage's Prize
Nicholas Ramage #6: Ramage & the Guillotine
Nicholas Ramage #7: Ramage's Diamond
Nicholas Ramage #8: Ramage's Mutiny
Nicholas Ramage #9: Ramage & the Rebels
Nicholas Ramage #10: The Ramage Touch

Steven Pressfield
Killing Rommel

Howard Pyle
The Book of Pirates



R

Irene Radford
Merlin's Descendants #3: Guardian of the Vision
Merlin's Descendants #4: Guardian of the Promise
Merlin's Descendants #5: Guardian of the Freedom

Brant Randall
Blood Harvest

Brant Randall & Bruce Cook
Tommy Gun Tango

Margaret Redfern
Flint

Celia Rees
Pirates!
Sorceress
Sovay
Witch Child

Mary Renault
The Charioteer
The Last of the Wine

Mike Resnick
The Other Teddy Roosevelts

Judith Merkle Riley
In Pursuit of the Green Lion
The Master of All Desires
The Serpent Garden
A Vision of Light

Sandra Riley
Sisters of the Sea

Ann Rinaldi
A Break with Charity
Come Juneteenth

John Maddox Roberts
Hannibal's Children
The Seven Hills

Kenneth Roberts
The Battle of Cowpens

Madeleine E. Robins
Point of Honour

Michaela Roessner
The Stars Dispose

David Rose
The Viking Sagas: Godiva

Salman Rushdie
The Moor's Last Sigh

S. Thomas Russell
Charles Hayden #1: Under Enemy Colors
Charles Hayden #2: A Battle Won
Charles Hayden #3: Take, Burn or Destroy

W. Clark Russell
The Wreck of the Grosvenor

Edward Rutherfurd
New York
The Rebels of Ireland



S

Jon Saboe
The Days of Peleg

C.J. Sansom
Dark Fire

Anita Shreve
Sea Glass

Jacqueline Church Simonds
Captain Mary, Buccaneer

Traci L. Slatton
Immortal

April Smith
A Star for Mrs. Blake

Joan Smith
Escapade

Lauraine Snelling
A Dream to Follow

Elizabeth George Speare
The Witch of Blackbird Pond

Nancy Springer
I am Mordred

Norman Spinrad
The Druid King

Nancy Springer
Rowan Hood: Outlaw Girl of Sherwood Forest

Susan Squires
Danelaw

Andrew Steinmetz
Eva's Threepenny Theatre

Neal Stephenson
The Baroque Cycle #2: The Confusion
Cryptonomicon

Robert Louis Stevenson
Treasure Island

Mary Stewart
The Crystal Cave
The Wicked Day

David Stinebeck & Scannell Gill
A Civil General

Kathryn Stockett
The Help

Julian Stockwin
Thomas Kydd #1: Kydd
Thomas Kydd #2: Artemis
Thomas Kydd #3: Seaflower
Thomas Kydd #4: Mutiny
Thomas Kydd #5: Quarterdeck
Thomas Kydd #6: Tenacious
Thomas Kydd #7: Command
Thomas Kydd #8: The Admiral's Daughter
Thomas Kydd #9: The Privateer's Revenge
Thomas Kydd #10: Invasion
Thomas Kydd #11: Victory
Thomas Kydd #12: Conquest
Thomas Kydd #13: Betrayal
Thomas Kydd #14: Caribbee

Kay Marshall Strom
Once Blind: The Life of John Newton

V.A. Stuart
Phillip Hazard #1: The Valiant Sailors
Phillip Hazard #2: The Brave Captains
Phillip Hazard #3: Hazard's Command

Laura L. Sullivan
Ladies in Waiting

Mitzi Szereto
Pride & Prejudice: Hidden Lusts



T

Judith Tarr
Rite of Conquest

Debra Tash
Challenge the Wind
Masters of the Air

Ann Tatlock
All the Way Home
I'll Watch the Moon

Theodore Taylor
The Bomb

Tommy Tenney
Hadassah: One Night with the King

Bodie & Brock Thoene
The Galway Chronicles #1: Only the River Runs Free
The Galway Chronicles #2: Of Men & of Angels

James Alexander Thom
Panther in the Sky

Cindy Thomson
Ellis Island: Grace's Pictures

Thomas Thorpe
Darmon Mysteries #3: The Patriote Proposition
Darmon Mysteries #4: Night Wind to Bahia

Hannah Tinti
The Good Thief

Nigel Tranter
The Bruce Trilogy
Kenneth
MacBeth the King
The Stone

Jeanne Treat
Dark Birthright

Peter Tremayne
Our Lady of Darkness

Peter Troy
May the Road Rise Up to Meet You

Ann Turner
Father of Lies

Ginger Turner & Shekhar Shimpi
Gold Mine! The California Gold Rush Story

Harry Turtledove
Ruled Britannia

Mark Twain
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn



U

V.E. Ulett
Captain Blackwell's Prize



V

Jeanette Vaughan
Flying Solo: An Unconventional Aviatrix Navigates Turbulence in Life



W

Jill Paton Walsh
A Parcel of Patterns

C.D. White
The Broken Sword
Standards Left Ragged

William H. White
The Greater the Honor
In Pursuit of Glory
The War of 1812 #1: A Press of Canvas
The War of 1812 #2: A Fine Tops'l Breeze
The War of 1812 #3: The Evening Gun

J. Robert Whittle
Lizzie: Lethal Innocence

Jack Whyte
The Saxon Shore

Jeanne Williams
The Island Harp

Connie Willis
Winds of Marble Arch & Other Stories

Gene Wolfe
Pirate Freedom

Richard Woodman
Nathaniel Drinkwater #1: An Eye of the Fleet

Elvira Woodruff
Small Beauties

Persia Woolley
Child of the Northern Spring
Queen of the Summer Stars

Gerald Allen Wunsch
Curiosity



Y

Chelsea Quinn Yarbro
Borne in Blood
A Dangerous Climate
A Mortal Glamour
Roman Dusk

Jane Yolen
The Ballad of the Pirate Queens, illustrated by David Shannon
Merlin & the Dragons, illustrated by Li Ming
Sherwood
Sword of the Rightful King
Tam Lin, illustrated by Charles Mikolaycak
Queen's Own Fool: A Novel of Mary, Queen of Scots, with Robert J. Harris



Z

Gordon Zuckerman
The Sentinels: Fortunes of War